January started off with a bang with a storm of snow enough to sled and play in on New Year's Day in Prescott, AZ.
And we ended the month with my daughter's 5th birthday held at her favorite park at her request, Sunset Park in Sedona, AZ.
February brought my first 5k run at the Sedona Marathon. Yep, I thought I was going to die and I didn't even run the entire thing. I paced myself, you know? A little bit of running. A little more walking. Wuss. Out of shape. All true statements. But I was proud that I did it. I'm proud that I didn't collapse and have the fire department cart me to the finish line. Am I doing it this February you're wondering? That'll be a no.
March brought an exciting move. We moved about an hour away and into our new house. We are now closer to my husband's family and hoping mine will someday be closer too. This is sunset in our neighborhood the evening we moved, March 1st, 2011. I pulled over at one of the wide spots in the road and snapped this picture because I couldn't believe the orange tinge to it. I didn't know then that I would have a million chances to capture beautiful sunsets from our back patio.
This is what we woke up to on March 2nd, 2011. A welcome home snowstorm!
One more? March also brought a trip to Laguna Beach, CA where Maddi was the flower girl in my cousin's wedding. Beautiful wedding. Beautiful Flower Girl. Ham of a brother.
April found me quitting my job to do some freelancing work and pursue my dreams. It also brought Jameson's 3rd birthday, decked out Toy Story style. Here, he's helping me make the cake he picked out.
May is a busy month in our house. Mother's Day, my birthday, our wedding anniversary, school year ends, Memorial Day.
Here, our daughter is excited to graduate preschool. Ms. Thang, if you will.
By now, summer was in full swing. Something happened in June, I just don't know what. My parents had a wedding anniversary and my sister had a birthday.
We're back on the map in July! July is also busy around here what with the 4th of July, my husband's birthday, his parent's wedding anniversary and a new nephew born this year.
Our summer is winding down here as school starts the beginning of August. Wha-Wha-Whattt? Yepperoni. We're back to the grindstone and I blogged about that first day of kindergarten.
September started Maddi in soccer which was an interesting adventure.
September also meant Friday Night Lights and football in general.
October meant Fall Break, blogging about A Week in my Life, and Halloween.
Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day Parade and Thanksgiving at my parent's house!
Is an explanation necessary? As soon as the decorations went up the kids went crazy wanting to know, "When is Christmas?" So I made an advent calendar and we counted every single day. December was full of Christmas spirit, fun and wonderment.
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Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!